Research Associate Cloning

POSTED: December 14, 2018
BUSINESS: Inari Agriculture, Inc.
START DATE: Immediate Availability

About the role…

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic and self-motivated Research Associate to join our fast-growing and collaborative team. This is a hands-on, lab-based role with a focus on molecular cloning.

About Inari...

Inari Agriculture, Inc. is an exciting early stage, high growth company working to create a winning global food system for all. We’re taking a revolutionary approach to transform plant breeding and contribute to a transparent agriculture system that is climate resilient and respectful of the environment, promotes nutrition and health, empowers all farmers, and can continue to feed the growing global population. To solve these hard problems for world changing impact, we’re fearless in asking the questions no one else is, and determined to find the answers no one has yet.

Our success is dependent on great minds, collaborating to generate bright ideas and deliver exceptional outcomes.

Started in 2016 in Cambridge, MA, we have over 60 employees, and are now expanding our research and development capabilities with new facilities and teams in West Lafayette, IN and Ghent, Belgium. Our interdisciplinary R&D team brings expertise in biology, agronomy, genetics, data science, and software engineering, and is supported by an exceptional global Scientific Advisory Board. If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing unique solutions to feed the world without starving the planet we’d love to hear from you!

As Research Associate, you will…

  • Design, generate, and sequence verify plasmid constructs or plasmid libraries
  • Conduct routine cell culture and plasmid DNA preparation tasks
  • Perform lab analytical techniques including genotyping, oligo design and synthesis, quantification, and isolation of DNA and RNA, primer design, PCR genotyping, sequencing analysis, media preparation, DNA and RNA extraction, bacterial culture, sterile technique
  • Work with Scientists and Research Associates to execute scientific experiments, conduct analyses, and report results related to one or more projects
  • Interpret data; maintain an accurate, comprehensible, and current laboratory journal
  • Communicate results in written technical reports and oral presentation

You bring....

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2+ years research experience or Master’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. molecular biology, plant biotechnology) or equivalent research experience
  • Experience in molecular cloning including restriction cloning, Golden Gate, Gibson assembly, and PCR-based assembly
  • Knowledge of plant molecular biology and an interest in agriculture sciences
  • Familiarity with Geneious, Benchling, or similar software for plasmid design and construction
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Curiosity and a desire to continuously learn and have a meaningful impact
  • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks
  • A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback
  • Ability to work independently

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a production-scale environment
  • Knowledge of genome editing technologies

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